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. president obama will not meet with president putin in moscow. what the white house is telling us about the reasons behind this move. >>> we wanted him to be here for the race. that was unfortunate. >> what team artemis is doing today after a very emotional yacht race on the bay. ♪ [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be great if all devices had backup power? the chevrolet volt does. it's ingeniously designed to seamlessly switch from electricity to gas to extend your driving range. no wonder volt is america's best-selling plug-in. that's american ingenuity to find new roads. ♪ the 2013 volt. charge ahead of the rest in the hov lane. ♪ >>> plenty of low clouds in place. there will be a little bit of sunshine later. temperatures will continue to kind of cool down a little bit. look for 60s, even 70s well inland. >>> welcome back. people living in the south bay, if you have complained that the drinking water smells bad, well you have nothing to worry about. according to the california water service company. cal water blames the supplier of the water, santa clara water district. they say t
the faa of dragging its feet on the issue. >>> a big win for a local company. obama care is coming and the silicon valley company is a key player. scott budman here with an exclusive look inside the company bringing the technology to health care. >> they are, raj. e-health got permission from the government to use the internet based platform to get people insurance under obama care bringing attention to a company from both washington and wall street. >> reporter: health insurance has been a struggle for millions of people, especially those who don't get it through their employer. >> on your health care -- >> reporter: the obama administration wants to change that with its new federal health care law commonly called obama care. >> replaces -- >> reporter: a big beneficiary of obama care is here in silicon valley. >> travelocity is health insurance. >> reporter: one way to describe e health, a company that will walk you through the web of health care on the web. >> we what we've done is really simplify the process, put all of the information very clear language, allow you to compare
an weekend i president obama proposes to tax reform in a plan he calls a grand bargain for the middle class. the president says he will agree to a plan that also if republicans work with him on spending. include spending for job growth, training and infrastructure. president obama is sending federal aid to rebuild west, fertilizer plant explosion. the obama administration initially denied the request. hundreds injured in the several homes and buildings were also damaged or destroyed. weather cam quick hit-scenic let's take a quick look outside this morning. let's check in with janu for your saturday forecast. scalpels either to look at 'em. living on cloud nine with that u-verse wireless receiver. you see in my day, when my mom was repainting the house, you couldn't just set up a tv in the basement. i mean, come on! nope. we could only watch tv in the rooms that had a tv outlet. yeah if we wanted to watch tv someplace else, we'd have to go to my aunt sally's. have you ever sat on a plastic covered couch? [ kids cheering ] you're missing a good game over here. those kids wouldn't have lasted
. this pushes me. >> president obama took to late night television to explain his health care law. the president made an appearance on "the tonight show with jay leno." during the interview, he explained how the law will work for those without health insurance. >> on october 1st you can join the marketplace and you can get lower cost health care. it will be about 20 to 30% cheaper. you also get subsidies and tax credits. you can go tothis was mr. obama's sixt healthcare.gov to p early. >> this was mr. obama i 6's six's xtsixth appearance on leno - his >> president obama will meet with u-s troops and their families today during a stop at california's camp if the president will thank service members and military families for their service to the country. the visit to the marine corps base is the president's final stop on a two-day west coast trip that included the rollout of his principles for overhauling the nation's mortgage finance industry. as part of his focus on housing, obama will be interviewed by the c-e-o of online real estate database "zillow". >> demolition this morning at the ohio hom
. >> the governor spoke with president obama who committed federal dollars to battling the fire. the governor could be asking the feds for additional help soon. >> this morning engineers are scrabbling to send more water from the hetchy reservoir to the bay area. ashes falling into the reservoir but not affecting the quality. managers are testing the water they time as day. officials say if the quality is affected, there are other local reservoirs to draw from. >> hundreds gathered in berkeley to remember a city owned camp destroyed in the rim fire. people sang songs and shared memories of tuolumne camp that was overrun by flames over the weekend. it has been in operation since 1922. we will have more on the vigil ahead. >> caltran says the problem with defective bolts on the bay bridge have been resolved as they close the bridge tomorrow night. crews showed us shims they placed under the bridge that have been wedged in place to prevent the span from rocking extensively. caltran says they will be removed in december when new saddles are installed to reinforce the bolts. the bridge will be closed to
. the student was shaken by the incident, but is otherwise okay. >>> a declaration from president obama. what he is saying tonight about the potential of american initter venges in syria. intervention in syria. and a father overjoyed to see his son. why this moment was so emotional. also -- >> because they marched america became for free and more fair. >> 50 years after martin luther king, junior's speech, america still has a dream. plus the little girl who stole the show at today's ceremony. >> i'm abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel. as you look at a live picture right now, foggy scene over san francisco. we'll check out your wake up weather. plus a look at what weather united states has concluded the syrian government used weapons in an attack on its citizens. the president says he is now reviewing his options and will meet with his senior advisors and national security team about what to do. those options could include a retaliatory strike against the syrian government. the president insists though that u.s. involvement would not be a repeat of iraq. >>> take a look at this emotionally-cha
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president obama will award the medal of honor to a soldier who grew up in the bay area. staff sergeant ty carter was serving in afghanistan in 2009 when the army said he went above the call of duty to retrieve supplies for fellow soldiers while his company was under attack by more than 200 taliban fighters. he's from antioch. sergeant carter will be the fifth living recipient to be awarded the medal of honor for actions in iraq or afghanistan. meteorologist lisa argen here now with a preview of the accuweather forecast. >> well, we have extra clouds and less wind this morning. it allows for a mild start. in fact, the clouds are burning back already. san francisco in the 60s. we will look for a nice, mild afternoon here. the heat, well, it hasn't been too hot inland. we will talk about a little bit of warmth coming your way for the week ahead. that's next. >> thank you, lisa. also next, new developments surrounding last week's alleged chemical attack in syria. what the white house is saying this morning. and emrats new zealand now just a win away from advance to go the america's cup final.
. >>> it's a rare honor bestowed on the bravest service members. today president obama will award the medal of honor to a soldier who grew up in the bay area. staff sergeant ty carter was serving in afghanistan in 2009 when the army said he went above the call of duty to retrieve supplies for fellow soldiers while his company was under attack by more than 200 taliban fighters. sergeant carter will be the fifth living recipient to be awarded the medal of honor for actions in iraq or afghanistan. lisa argen is here now with a talk about the end of the month and how it's all shaping up. >> we are looking at a lot of cloud cover in san francisco, north of the bay, as well, the exploratorium. we are starting off much milder but that doesn't necessarily mean we will end up warmer today. i will explain and let you know how the rest of august is shaping up. >> also ahead, growing tensions in syria. how the united states could soon get involved. and emirates new zealand is now just a win away from advance to go the america's cup final against team oracle usa. what stopped the kiwis >> knew this morn
, but is otherwise okay. >>> a declaration from president obama. what he is saying tonight about the potential of american initter venges in syria. intervention in syria. and a father overjoyed to see his son. why this moment was so emotional. also -- >> because they marched america became for free and more fair. >> 50 years after martin luther king, junior's speech, america still has a dream. plus the little girl who stole the show at today's ceremony. >> i'm abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel. as you look at a live picture right now, foggy scene over san francisco. we'll check out your wake up weather. plus a look atúoúo >>> president obama says the united states has concluded the syrian government used weapons in an attack on its citizens. the president says he is now reviewing his options and will meet with his senior advisors and national security team about what to do. those options could include a retaliatory strike against the syrian government. the president insists though that u.s. involvement would not be a repeat of iraq. >>> take a look at this emotionally-charged video out o
president obama. the rodeo clown act that triggered the outrage. >> things are getting busier in some of the key spots. we'll tell you where the delays reached more than ten minutes. >> low to normal temperatures lasted a long time. a stretch of warmer temperatures. >>> welcome back. dozens of domestic workers are scheduled to rally outside of san francisco city hall. part of a national campaign workers are calling count down to dignity. domestic workers all across the nation are calling on the u.s. government to mandate better pay and benefits for in-home care givers. the workers are demanding regular rest periods and overtime pay. >>> officials at the missouri state fair are apologizing after a rodeo clown appeared over the weekend wearing a mask of president obama. the photo of that clown has gone viral on social media. the person who hosted it says he was offended when the rodeo announcer called out saying if anyone wanted to see obama run down by a bull. >> i understand people's concerns. i don't think anyone is more disappointed in what happened last night than we are. we take t
after her award ceremony at 3:00 this afternoon. >> president obama's travel detail got a new addition this weekend. a marine corps m-v 22 osprey made its presidential debut saturday as president obama martha's vineyard vacation. the aircraft which can take off vertically like a helicopter, but fly like an airplane. it shuttled white house staff, media and secret service members from coast guard air station cape cod. the marines say the ospreys are twice as fast and can travel six times farther than other helicopters. >> the time is 7:27 a.m.. here is a live look from san jose. we will be right back. whatwh makesakour oumilymimilei backflipfls and anrtwhrtls.ls whatwh mlove, wa, rmth.thimilei here, retry thy . backflipfls and .mmmmmmok!oks whatwh mloveching!g!th.thimilei lotslo of dif erenert stesstoinmmmm!!.ss breakfaskft i'm vem ry imp issedss honey buy nches he oat o this is ia greagrcerece!! i hei ar you yruncrung.ng [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be great if all devices had backup power? the chevrolet volt does. it's ingeniously designed to seamlessly switch from electricity to g
toll coming in from egypt and president obama may make a statement in just a couple of minutes on the violent government crackdown in egypt. >>> good morning. traffic is going to be busy in some areas, especially contra costa county. but here on the golden gate, it looks good south. >>> much bigger fog bank. inland temperatures will still be warm. everything is pointing towards a pretty big cooldown for the weekend. more on that. the rooms that had a tv outlet. yeah if we wanted to watch tv someplace else, we'd have to go to my aunt sally's. have you ever sat on a plastic covered couch? [ kids cheering ] you're missing a good game over here. those kids wouldn't have lasted one day in our shoes. [ male announcer ] switch and add a wireless receiver. get u-verse tv for $19 a month for 2 years with qualifying bundles rethink possible. >>> stocks are falling today on continued uncertainty over when and how quick lit federal reserve will begin to wind down its program that stimulates the world's largest economy. also walmart and cisco warn of weak sales and interest rates are rising
appear closer to taking military action against syria. president obama talked with british prime minister david cameron on the phone about their options. both leaders expressed grave concern about the use of nerve gas last wednesday by the syrian government. in an attempt to gain international support the regime is accusing the rebels of using chemical weapons on soldiers. the government released video of what it calls is a rebel hideout loaded with explosives, gas masks and plastic jugs used to build bombs. chuck hagel discussed the crisis. he refused to discuss what military action president obama might take. but he did outline the factors that could determine the type of response. >> the facts, what our intelligence assessment produces, law, legal issues, international support. >> hagel will spend eight days in asia with stops in indonesia and the philippines. a new reuters poll shows almost 60% of americans do not want to get involved in syrias war. of those that do, 12% support air strikes. 1 1% supported enforcing a no fly zone. , 9% support funding a multinational innovation and 4%
laundererring and -- laundering and he faces life in prison ifth canned. >>> happening now, president obama is leaving the white house for a trip to arizona. that's where he will lay out his plans this afternoon to overhaul the housing and mortgage industries. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom. senators already laid out their plans to do the same thing. kyla? >> reporter: dave, the president's proposals are largely in line with the senate's bipartisan housing and mortgage reform plan already in the works. that includes phasing out fannie mae and freddie mac. they received nearly $200 billion in a tax payer funded bailout back in 2008. president obama will also push for immigration reform to increase home values. the white house says immigrants accounted for almost 40% of new homeowners nationwide between 2000 and 2010. in that same time period, in california, immigrants accounted for more than 80% of the growth in homeowners. how the administration plans to help homeowners better understand when i see you next. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news
's a little later. >> thank you, lisa. it's 6:31 right now. >>> new this morning president obama is calling on congress to turn the page on what he calls the bubble-and-bust mentality that led to the housing market's collapse. in his weekly address, mr. obama announced steps he plans to take to strengthen the housing market. the president said it's time to build on progress being made by creating a better bargain for responsible middle class homeowners. >> congress should give every american the chance to refinance at today's low rates. we should help more qualified families get a mortgage and buy their first home. we should get construction workers back on the job, rebuilding communities hit hardest by the crisis. and we should make sure that folks who don't want to buy a home have a decent, affordable place to rent. >>> president obama is proposing to phase out mortgage giants fannie mae and freddy mac so private capital can play a bigger role in mortgages. he said the country must preserve access to 30 year fixed-rate mortgages. >> if you are headed outdoors this weekend, san jose will h
the u.s. intervene in syria's civil war? that is a question president obama and his national security team are debating right now. >> the options that we are considering are not about regime change. they are about responding to a clear violation of an international standard that prohibits the use of chemical weapons. >> reporter: nbc news has learned the u.s. is ready to launch cruise missiles from the mediterranean sea. warships just offshore prepared to attack syria's artillery stockpiles without sending in any ground troops. >> president obama has asked the defense department to prepare options for all contingenciecon. >> reporter: the discussion coming to a head after the white house says it has no doubt president assad's regime used chemical weapons on a massive scale last week outside of damascus. >> chemical weapons have been used. everyone acknowledges their use. >> reporter: the two year civil war has killed 100,000 syrians. million have fled the country and are now living in refugee camps, including 1 million children. the u.s. has support from turkey and brittain. >> it's n
anniversary of the march on washington. president obama is scheduled to speak at noon today in the same spot on the steps of the lincoln memorial where martin luther king junior delivered his famous i have a dream speech. kyla campbell is there at the national mall this morning where people are starting to arrive for the big event. >> reporter: we are standing at the only public entrance. you can take a look at the crowd building behind us. we got here a couple hours ago. only 50-60 people here. now a few hundred people have gathered at the security gate. it opens in 45 minutes. they will make their way as close as they can get to the lincoln memorial. you can see the lincoln memorial in the background. that is where president barack obama and jimmy carter will speak along with civil rights leaders from the 1960s. that is happening in a few hours. first happening right now hundreds if not thousands of people are gathering to do the march for jobs in justice. they will start their walk in 45 minutes going 1.6 miles through washington, d.c. with a couple rally stops at the department of labor
requires vigilance. >> reporter: but president obama, living proof that progress has been made. america's first african-american president. >> because they marched city councils changed and state legislatures changed and congress changed and yes, eventually the white house changed. >> john lewis is the sole surviving speaker from 1953. >> 50 years later we can ride where we want to ride and stay with we want to stay. >> reporter: tens of thousands gathered on the national mall for the commemoration including dr. king's family also jimmy carter and bill clinton. plus care line kennedy, forest whitaker and oprah winfrey. >> dr. king believed our destinies are all intertwined and he knew our hopes and our dreams really are all the same. >> we've got to keep on fighting and we've got to vindicate and stand up and substantiate that the dream goes on until the dream is achieved. >> on this anniversary the president spoke about joining together to build the middle class with improved health care and wages, a theme that will carry into the political budget fight ahead. janelle wang, nbc bay are
the existence of nsa surveillance programs. meantime, president obama is inviting a bipartisan group of lawmakers to the white house today to discuss their concerns about the national security agency's surveillance programs. the top democrats and republicans on the house and senate intelligence panels will attend. the meeting comes as lawmakers concerned about privacy are pushing to rein in the n-s-a's authority. obama's national security team is arguing to keep its surveillance powers intact while acknowledging some limitations appear inevitable. we will be right back. get on board for better sleep. it's sleep train's interest-free for 3 event! get 3 years interest-free financing on beautyrest black, stearns & foster serta icomfort even tempur-pedic. plus, get free delivery and sleep train's 100-day low price guarantee. you'll never find an interest rate lower than sleep train's interest-free for 3 event, on now! superior service best selection, lowest price guaranteed! ♪ sleep train ♪ ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ eat cake. good morning. welcome back to kron4
to raise awareness about recent changes in health care, often referred to as obama care. the event runs from ten this morning until two at the ymca. >>> delta is issuing a warning about the impact obama care will have on its company. they claim that the law will contribute to $100 million increase in health care cost. the biggest parts will go into effect at the beginning of 2014. one of the more costly items in the fee of $63 a participant. >> the teens accused of killing a australian student won't face hate crime charges. there is no evidence to support race was the motive in the murder. three teens have been charged in the death. authorities say they shot the 23-year-old while he was out jogging. police say one of the teens told officers they decided to kill someone because they were bored. there is speculation that the killing may have been part of a gang ritual. >>> residents in spokane washington are coming together after a world war ii veteran was beaten to death by two teens. last night a few thousand gathered to pay respects to the 88-year-old delbert belton. he was robbed and
have passed only 26 bills for president obama to sign into law. >> talk about a mad dash, members of congress leaving the capital, grabbing their bags and heading home for five week vacation. gone and time to pass big pieces for the country. >> you work until you get it all done. >> vacationing in the nation's capital. some can't believe it. >> average workingman is two weeks of vacation. >> look at the calendar. once they return, the house will have just nine working days before the end of the budget year. senate just a few more. >> my goodness. list of important things that can be done in the congress is as long as my arm. >> the senate met only for 96 working days. they were out of session for 53 disdays. house worked 102 days. worry, we are headed to another fiscal cliff. we tried to talk to several members but none wanted to stop to talk about the paid five weeks totaling nine million dollars in salary. >> the entire time? >> on the house side, democrats complain the republicans aren't getting anything done but they are still headed home. as for the speaker. >> it's after vac
it on twitter or facebook using the hash tag ask obama housing. and submit a question on zillo's facebook page or tweet a question to at zillo ask obama hash tag. >>> from the president -- former president will leave a dallas hospital today, day after a successful heart operation. and the doctors discovered a blockage during the former president's physical. and he agreed to the recommendations that a stent be inserted to take care of the heart problem. the doctors say the former president is in great spirits and resume his regular schedule tomorrow. >>> and the latest controversy involving anthony weiner. the new york politician was recorded in an exchange with george mcdonald after a debate among the candidates. mcdonald accused him of starting the confrontation by patting him on the chest. san francisco's studio of modern art may be closed but the store is open for business. a grand opening will be for the temporary location at 5 in san francisco. shop exercise visit the second location at sfo. it is scheduled to open in 2016 after three years of renovations. >>> time turning 6:17. let's go
and a look ahead features more summerlike conditions. >>> president obama is calling on congress to turn the page on what he calls the bubble investment mentality that led to the collapse of the housing market. he announced steps he plans to take to strengthen the housing market. president says it's time to build on progress being made by creating a better bargain for responsible middle-class homeowners. >> congress should give every american to refinance at today's low rates. we should help more qualified families get a mortgage and buy their first home. get construction workers back on the job, rebuilding communities hit hardest by the crisis. and we should make sure that folks that don't want to buy a home have a decent affordable place to rent. >> president obama is proposing to phase out mortgage giant fannie mae and freddie mac so private capital can play a larger role. they must preserve access for 30-year fixed rate mortgages. >>> if you want to hit the music this weekend, san jose has a summer fest. they brought the stages more closer together. music isn't just jazz, tunes from
: president obama says snowden is not a patriot and cannot be characterized as a whistle-blower. during his first press conference in months this past friday, president obama said snowden had other avenues if he had concerns and leaking nsa information has put the u.s. at risk. president obama said if snowden believes what he did was right, he should return to the u.s. and make his case in court. snowden's father says the opinions of politicians don't matter to him. >> he's sacrificed than the president of the united states and peter king have evers. so how they cluz to characterize him -- choose to characterize him doesn't concern me. >> reporter: what republicans on capitol hill have to say about that when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. the sentencing of convicted spy bradley manning begins today. later today, the army private's defense team is expected to call the first of more than a dozen witnesses. manning is expected to make a statement between now and wednesday? he faces up to 90 years in prison for disclosing classified information while working as a
january 1st. >>> 7:15. another setback for president obama's healthcare law this morning. the administration has delayed a mandate that protects consumers by limiting how much they have to spend on their own healthcare. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, republicans who are fighting the law are happy about this. kyla? >> reporter: dave, many republicans will use this as a discreditty law. the cap was going to be 6300 for an individual and just under 13,000 for a family. but the new york times reports the obama administration is delaying the mandate for a year until january of 2015. that means some insurers can set higher limits at all or no limits at all. the new york times says this delay has been outlined on a government website since february. but it went unnoticed by the legal language. health plan sponsors need to upgrade computer systems. congress might be on resers this month. but -- on recess this month. but senator rubio encouraged followers on twitter this morning to sign a petition to "defund this disaster." this is the second obama ca
while they were attending a separate demonstration in oakland. >>> president obama paid tribute to workers in his weekly address. >> we'll come together as a nation to honor some of our own. the working men and women of america who across the generations built this country up and helped make us who we are today. >> the president said labor day is a reminder that many americans have seen their wages stagnate while corporate profits soar. they want to end poverty and it's the highest priority. >>> now, rosemary is saying these a slight chance of rain coming into the bay area today. >> i'd love to take it out. it's a nuisance. it's a slim chance so why are we talking about it? it's a holiday weekend and a lot of people have plans outdoor. i don't want you to get caught off guard. i'm giving you a look outside our doors right now. we'll get to the rain chance in a moment. let's talk about what's happening outside your days. it's a beautiful start to the day. we have low clouds, inside the bay, here at oakland we're starting out mostly cloudy. it is a clear start for many in the morn
newsroom. president obama is cancelling plans to meet with russian president vladimir put in moscow next month. the move is retribution for russia's decision to grant temporary asylum to n-s-a leaker edward snowden. the move also reflects growing u-s frustration with russia on an array of other issues including missile defense and human rights. the white house president obama still plans to attend the g-20 summit in st. petersburg next month. >> new this morning. security officials say suspected u.s. drone strikes have killed seven alleged al-qaida militants in southern yemen. it's the fifth suspected drone attack in yemen in less than two weeks. the attacks come a day after the u.s. and britain evacuated embassy staff because of al-qaida threats. the u-s also urging americans to leave yemen immediately due to increased >> the justice department has filed the first criminal charges in the deadly attack on the u.s. diplomatic missing in benghazi, libya. the sealed complaint was filed in the u.s. district court against an unspecified number of people in the september 2012 attack that kille
. white house officials say president obama is willing to act on his own but he faces some challenges when it comes to getting input from congress. and john kerry will talk to reporters today. i'm working on all of that for you at 8:15. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> new leaked documents from edward snowden reveal details of the cia's black budget. the washington post published details of the cia's budget it says came from snowden. the black budget is the secret portion of the federal budget that contains funding on intelligence funding and gathering. the budget also shows how the cia has been transformed into a pair of military force with control for an increasingly large fleet of drones. the top u.s. official says he will release figures every year on how many court orders are issued and how many people are targeted because of them. the director says this is part of president obama 'call for more transparency to convince americans they are not being spied on. it follows evolutions after the leaks by edward snowden. >>> a new study shows a majority of scientists are getting less
sure that many student loan rates don't double.and the confirmation of several obama nominees. an awkward moment today for senator john mccain. the republican accidentally wandered into a capitol hill meeting between president obama and some congressional democrats. he later tweeted that he'd opened the wrong door - looked in and saw the president - and said "my mistake." everyone laughed. the president even passed on a good-natured invitation to stick around - but mccain declined. >> this just in to the kron 4 news room it is looking like major league baseball will issue severe suspensions to at least eight players including alex rodriguez with the connection to performance and hexing drugs. and that is -- performance-enhancing drugs. the players of list are linked to a florida company and several other athletes. alex rodriguez will even face a lifetime ban and other players could get 50 game suspension. and even portola cologne could be scared because he served a 50 game man of last year and gary radnich will have more coming up on a 6:00 p.m. >> jacqueline: we did see the a
with president obama. ktvu's kyla campbell is live in our washington, d.c. bureau with the action feinstein wants to take to protect our privacy. kyla? >> reporter: well, tori, i spoke to her staff. they said she will be talking with the president today. so will other democrats and republicans from congress. senator feinstein is the chair of the senate intelligence committee. she's ordered the nsa to review how government surveillance could expose americans' privacy. but she's denounced former nsa contractor edward snowden leaking intelligence. snowden claims the nsa's tracked millions of americans' phone records. there was a discussion yesterday about this. >> those reports contained less than 500 numbers. not millions, not hundreds of thousands. not tens of thousands. >> reporter: now we're learning about another spy program. this one allegedly collects e- mails and internet searches of americans. what the nsa is saying about that surveillance program when i see you next. live in washington, d.c., kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, kyla. >>> 7:16. well, today's meeting comes afte
house news conference in more than three months, president obama talks about making everyday americans more comfortable with the government's activities. another hot topic. n-s-a leaker edward snowden. shannon travis reports. >> reporter: in this rare press conference, president obama talked about the leaks of end as a documents. >> in the history of abuse by government. s technology is reshaping every aspect. haugh ha ha president also spoke about the recent embassy and consulate closing above the north african that was prompted by the al qaeda attacks. they said that they still pose a threat to the u.s. interest. >> we are not going to completely eliminate terror. >> reporter: half on saturday, he goes to martha's vineyard for a family stationed. for a family-- vacation >> pam: coming up at five- thirty. kron four's political anaylst michael yaki will be hre in the studio. to talk more about president obama's news conference today. >> catherine: this just in. the state department says that 18 of the 19 u.s. embassies and consulates that have been closed because of a terror threat --
and suffering. >> reporter: president obama kept informed on vacation but so far has not pulled u.s. aid. >> and our days for being able to influence egyptian politics one way or the other have long gone. >> reporter: like the stability of the world's largest arab nation, once a reliable u.s. ally. >>> the principal who devoted himself to helping rebuild columbine high has decided to retire. principal announced this is his last year at the school acknowledging that it has been an emotional decision for him. after the deadly shooting he stayed on the job because he promised the then-ninth grade class he would remain tew their graduation. the class graduated in 2012. they were kindergarteners at the time of the shooting. >> we had to redefine what normal is. people feel after a horrific event you wake up and everything is back to where it was. it is never going to be. that doesn't mean you give up hope. >> he says he knows columbine will also be associated with the mass shooting. he says schools are now safer and public awareness is much higher. >>> the big change at the pentagon where pla
firearms. >>> time now 5:16. republicans will try for the 40th time to repeal obama care. today the house will hold its 40th vote on repealing the affordable care act. but likely the other votes this one too looks like it's only symbolic. that is because the democrat controlled senate will kill the measure which specifically stops the irs from collecting fines from individuals without health care. >>> a controversial phrase is being removed from the dr. martin luther king junior memorial. the memorial originally paraphrased a part of dr. king's speech to say quote i was a drum major for justice, peace, and righteousness. however maya ang lieu say shortening that quote changed the entire context. it made dr. king sound arrogant. they hope to have the memorial ready for the 50th anniversary of dr. king's i have a dream speech at the end of august. >>> right now it's 5:17. we want to check in with sal and see how the friday morning commute is going. >> it's going okay. we heard some debris on the westbound 92 the san mateo bridge just now. westbound near the high-rise. a big rig lost a tire.
if and when they determine the validity of that threat. on to other news this morning president obama is getting a lot of criticism for his decision to leave the white house for a family vacation when so many issues are still unresolved in washington. it's conservatives who are leading that charge. >>: the budget and a sequester all top priority issues president obama tries to leave behind briefly on saturday as he heads to martha's vineyard for a nine day break from washington. >>: the president very much with for to be needed to spend two days with his family. >>: but as president the white house quickly remind us that those issues are never too far away. >>: wherever he is, he is president of the united states and he will be dedicating the portion of his day for being briefed and working on all the issues that are on the table in front of him for it that the converse is also out of town living behind its own list of unfinished business. the farm bill which covers everything from farming to food stamps. immigration reform which passed the senate is facing hurdles in the house. and m
in terms of a potential jury pool. >> just friday president obama had this to say. >> no, i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. there were other avenues available for somebody whose conscience was stirred. >> mr. obama outlined new measures to reform the program that snowden revealed saying he would have done it anyway. >> i called for a thorough review of our surveillance operations before mr. snowden made these leaks. >> and the wikileak founder took issue with the administration saying reforms were made and snowden is owed a debt of gratitude. others say he has only earned his felony charges. abc news, the white house. >>> 18 of the 19 american diplomatic posts closed during the terror threat and are opening back up tonight. consulates will be fully operational in a few days. the u.s. embassy in yemen remains closed because of intercepted messages between al-qaeda operatives. >>> tonight a doctor in detroit is in jail accused of miss diagnosing cancer patients and giving them treatments they didn't need. government prosecutors say he gave his patients chemotherapy when it was not nee
so to speak in terms of a potential jury pool. >> just friday president obama had this to say. >> no, i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. there were other avenues available for somebody whose conscience was stirred. >> mr. obama outlined new measures to reform the program that snowden revealed saying he would have done it anyway. >> i called for a thorough review of our surveillance operations before mr. snowden made these leaks. >> and the wikileak founder took issue with the administration saying reforms were made and snowden is owed a debt of gratitude. others say he has only earned his felony charges. abc news, the white house. >>> 18 of the 19 american diplomatic posts closed during the terror threat and are opening back up tonight. consulates will be fully operational in a few days. the u.s. embassy in yemen remains closed because of intercepted messages between al-qaeda operatives. >>> tonight a doctor in detroit is in jail accused of miss diagnosing cancer patients and giving them treatments they didn't need. government prosecutors say he gave his patients chemotherapy w
of the white house in 2016. >> another set back for president obama's healthcare law. the administration delayed a mandate that protects consumers by limiting how much they have to spend on their own healthcare. kyla campbell reports, this latest news will fuel republicans fighting obamacare. >> many republicans will look at this as another discredit to the president's healthcare law. the new york times reports the obama administration delayed out of pocket costs until january 2015. some ensurers can set higher limits or no limits at all during 2014. cap what people pay for deductibles or co-payments. supposed to be $6300 for an individual and 12,700 for a family. the new york times says this delay has been outlined on a government web site since february but went unnoticed because of the legal language. a senior administration official said health plan sponsors need this delay to update computer systems to track out of pocket costs. this is the second mandate. what this means for some patients next year when i see you next hour. ktvu, channel 2 news. >> time is 5:15. jet blue offering s
their lives off a bridge and others dodged bullets in front of the four seasons hotel. president obama has asked egypt to lift the state of emergency declared earlier this week. >>> the eastern span of the golden gate bridge will open over labor day weekend. but what happens with the old one? we have more on the tear-down. >> they say we are a disposing society, easy come, easy go, new by gets old but when it comes to bridges we are still sentimental, apparently. >> i knew it was going away and we are thinking we are going to miss the old bridge. it's roughly a week and a half until the eastern span of the bay bridge becomes obsolete and abandoned, at least by cars. if you assume demolition would be easy, here comes andrew gordon to ward us off. >> it will be very complicated. >> millions of parts to join. a structure 8 1/4 miles long. >> it cost $77 million to bridge. seven decades later the eastern span alone will cost almost $300 million to bring down. the deconstruction, if you want to call it that, will take place in three different sections simultaneously by three different contracto
: today, president obama will present the medal of honor to a soldier from antioch. army staff sgt ty carter was with his unit when he came under attack by television and surgeons in afghanistan in october 2009. carter ran a gauntlet of heavy fire to get much needed ammunition to his unit. the names of the eight soldiers died in the attack are engraved on a still ben carter wears on his wrist. we will carry the ceremony which happened shortly after 11 this morning on our 247 news channel comcast on 93 after me live on our web site kron4 dot com. we'll give you an update later on site kron4 dot com. we'll give you an update later on today. unbelievable. shhhhh! in our day, we didn't have u-verse high speed internet. yeah, our babysitter didn't have a million ways to serve mom up on a silver platter. we had to count sheep to fall asleep. and i always worried that i was creating an overcrowded sheep farm. in my head... never looked like that farmer took proper care of those sheep. too much? a little. [ male announcer ] connect all your wi-fi-enabled devices with u-verse high spe
people. president obama promises accountability but no decision has been made on how to respond. >> he takes the requirement to make these decisions very seriously. and he's carefully considering the circumstances before him. >> reporter: the united nations is wrapping up its investigation today and should reveal its results tomorrow. just yesterday britain voted against military action meaning the u.s. lost one of its top allies. but the military is poised to act. now five navy destroyers are off. former military leaders are worried though that the strain budget at the pentagon does not allow for action and they are worried about unintended consequences. i'm working on that story for you for 6:15. live in washington kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the top u.s. intelligence officials says from now on he will release every year on how many top secret court orders are issued. the new policy is part of president obama's call for more transparency to convince americans that they are not being fie spied on. it follows revelations from documents leaked by former nsa the agency gathers
. this led to a travel alert for americans. president obama has been getting frequent briefings on the terror attacks from al quite daly city. and s u interest are credible. >> this is serious. and it demonstrates that al kite at that is not on it back. and has real capablebilities. >> the state department has issued. a global travel alert and telling americans to be vigilant especially around targets like public transportation. and much british sites. >> it is crossing because of terror attacks there. you can see the barricades around the embassy. and heavily armed soldiers are making security checks. >> france and germany are choosing to crow their especially busies in yell men. yemen. >>> the president dent turns 52 yesterday. and michelle obama traveled to camp david separately. he will return toes white house this afternoon. tomorrow, he heads to california to discuss plans to help home oners and he will appear on the jay leno show. and visit with troops at camp pendleton. >> we will have a date with how it is shaping up. >> i was a little chilly. not complaints. someone said you will be
morning of summer vacation at martha's vineyard. president obama and first lady michelle obama landed at cape cod massachusetts yesterday afternoon. while the president has no official public appearances this week, he will likely be seen taking in the sights and playing golf. the visit is upsetting residents because the secret service is banning cars from a public road near the first family's rental home. >>> as we told you yesterday, before heading to cape cod the president did speak at the national conference for disabled veterans in orlando florida. he told the group it's his mission to help vetturas cover from wounds of the war. >> diagnose and treat mental health conditions like tbi and ptsd and to get it done we're moving ahead with more than $100 million in new research. >> the president added that the veterans administration is processing disability claims much faster now. he says claims in waiting fell 20% from a 600,000 case backlog just a few months ago. >>> business tycoon donald trump predicts hillary clinton will be the democratic presidential nominee in the year 2016. i
. he says that sometimes he washes the dishes and sometimes michelle obama washes the dishes. and he said " i told to ". now i'm going to have to show you and this is all i have to indeed show protection for americans. >> marty: another part of the conference was the non- relations between the united states and russia. >> studio guest: correct. i think that is a new cash flow. basically he described latimer put --described putin.. a child in the the back of the class pupping. he is still, angry and he believes that the--pouting.. still, that the russians had perhaps something to do with swoden... when he ever left hong kong. russia granted him asylum before he left china. and the president however, cancels' moscow and instead it goes to sweden. he says that they are great allies and that they work together. what that means is that julianne assange who is hiding out in the ecuador embassy you are going to go to sweden. maybe... >> marty: you mentioned that hillary clinton is going to be in san francisco tomorrow to get an award. do you think the issue's going to run? >> grant:. she is
any more u.s. secrets. the obama administration wants snowden to face trial for releasing classified information about surveillance programs. >>> rolling stone magazine benefited greatly from its controversial cover featuring boston bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev. since the issue went on sale july 19, it's had more than double the sales of the average rolling stone issue. critics say the cover photo made tsarnaev look like a rock star. cbs, walgreens and some other retail -- cvs, walgreens and some other retailers pulled the issue. >>> major league baseball could hand out suspensions today. several reports say officials have told the new york yankees alex rodriguez, they are prepared to give him a lifetime ban unless he agrees to a lengthy suspension. the players are linked to the shuttered biogenesis clinic in florida whose owners reportedly supplied evidence of steroid abuse to baseball investigators. >>> 4:40 on this friday morning. new water worries for a popular kayaking spot up in the north bay. >> you expect this noise, right, if you live near the train tracks. but that's n
. 11. >> maybe the 40th time is the charm for a vote to repeal president obama's health care law. house republicans are scheduled to vote today on a bill that would prevent the internal revenue service from enforcing or implementing any part of the law they call "obamacare." such measures have died in the democratic-controlled senate. next year, the irs will begin enforcing the requirement that most individuals have health insurance, collecting fines from people who don't. >> a quick break. here is a live look at san jose. the traffic is pretty light here. this is 1 01 north. it will warm-up. it is a cool start in san jose is 56 but will get to a high of 86. >> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. we continue to track a hot spot for a ride on interstate 80. this is an issue are coming down the east shore freeway. you will hit really slow traffic. this is as you work your way past the albany exit. there may also be a separate incident. we are still looking at delays for the bay bridge but they may disappear. there was a stall and then accident. the metering lights were set and i you
not be able to. the obama administration supports the parents in a brief in the court. two lower courts ruled only licensed professionals can administer the shots. >> orchard supply hardware has a new owner, it is official. >> trading is underway on wall street and the dow is down 31 points and we will go to skein king from the new york stock exchange. >> but, first, music fans shell out hundreds to see their favorite bands and they cannot get inside t >> covering walnut creek, burlingame, calculate belt, and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> good morning, at 6:44. the golden gate bridge shows traffic moving fine but we have low clouds. our meteorologist says they will be clearing much more quickly today with the temperatures coming up. san jose an elderly man considered at risk is found safe. the 91-year-old was found near a shopping center this morning. he was reported missing yesterday. they were worried because he has alzheimer's disease and is disoriented but the man has been found, safe. >> asiana will give $10,000 to every survivor on board a flight that crashed at sfo last month.
president obama. what he is saying tonight about the potential of american initter venges in syria. intervention in syria. and a father overjoyed to see hi why this moment was so emotional. also -- >> because they marched america became for free and more fair. >> 50 years after martin luther king, junior's speech, america still has a dream. plus the little girl who stole the show at today's ceremony. >> i'm abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel. as you look at a live picture right now, foggy scene over san francisco. we'll check out your wake up weather. plus a look at united states has concluded the syrian government used weapons in an attack on its citizens. the president says he is now reviewing his options and will meet with his senior advisors and national security team about what to do. those options could include a retaliatory strike against the syrian government. the president insists though that u.s. involvement would not be a repeat of iraq. >>> take a look at this emotionally-charged video out of damascus. a father is reunited with his young son that he thought had pear
olympic athletes. >>> the obama administration has handed cupertino-based apple a victory by overturning a ban on older apple devices. it would have made selling imported i-phone 4s, and 3 and older ipad models illegal. the ruling is part of an ongoing feud between apple and its chief rival, samsung. >>> twitter is taking action to curb abusive language on the microblogging service. it's introducing a one quick abuse button that delays nasty or threatening messages. it comes after several how profile british woman report receiving a flood of rape threats. some personally apologize for the abuse they have gone through on twitter. some alarming work pulled off by hackers can pull the table on your tv watching habits. they found a way to access smart tvs. they can turn the cameras on without you knowing and watch you watching tv. security experts say the real danger is. or access personal financial information. >>> the overwhelming majority of responsible pet owners follow the recommendation of animal care experts and get their dogs spade or newters. but new research is raising questions ab
was backed up for miles. >>> today president obama kicked off a two day tour on increased access to education. federal aid would require congressional approval and would be based on a school's grading. schools would compete for students. the president also wants to tie financial aid to student progress and says the money will be disbursed over the semester as coursework is completed. >> it is time to stop subsidizing schools that are not producing good results nd future. oal is to have college value ratings before the 2015h#o school year. assault at uc berkley%bwentó7!  triggered an audit. ç filed saying thattyç>x cases were eit ignored for8y months or treated with skepticism. it includes three other universities. investigators will focus on the campuses report assaults. k=ie event have a new home here in the bay area. pieces of the berlin wall are on display outsideyqn the mount tape view library. the wall represented the democracy. pxñ installed these massive pieces outside the library today. privately owned business. but)-r4!m after aiup change of k recipient of the donation. >> the
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